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Create more space for cyclists is one thing. As you may know, the Dutch and Danes are good at building separate bike lanes. Car drivers have learned to accept to make room for cyclists. As a matter of fact, the Netherlands has the IMO unique traffic law that a driver of a motorized vehicles is always 50 percent responsible for any harm of damage done to a cyclist or pedestrian, even when he/she did not cause the accident to happen. Reduce car footprint considerably is the other thing. Big SUVs and van-like vehicles just to carry one or two, should be banned from inner city traffic, unless they are required for professional purposes. Make reducing vehicle footprint and mass interesting though (not the same as bringing a small car), that is the challenge. There’s hope.

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